Saber’s Horse Selections

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LOS ALAMITOS TB

Race 1

The Baffert barn on fire and he sends out No. 1 Brannaman who will show all of his early speed. No. 5 Fighting On also has early speed and drops back to the level of his claim and the level of his win. No. 6 Oligarch gets to sit right off the top two and has the live Kayla Stra. 1-5-6

Race 2

In a real wide open $50k 2yo maiden race we will go with No. 5 Roman Assault a first time starter for trainer Craig Dollase who hits at .36% with his debut maiden claimers and he has been working here since back in July. 5

Double 

1st 1-5-6

2nd 5

Race 3

No. 2 Take Back Spring was over her head last out and now gets in with $32k claimers, she will sit off a hot pace and make a big late run. No. 5 Desert Thief gets back on the dirt and won here back in July. No. 6 Singing Kitty gets a big class drop and will go better at this level. 2-5-6

Exacta box 2-5-6

Race 4

The hot Baffert brings back No. 2 Bernster who was last seen showing big early speed vs. the likes of Midnight Transfer and he was sent off the 9/5 favorite in the race, something went wrong as he has spent two years on the shelf. He has been in steady work mood here since back in September and is a must use. No. 4 Bellamy Concerto gets off the rail in this his second start and will go much better this time around. Baffert also send out first time starter No. 6 Sum Midnight Star who has been working with a purpose. No. 8 Logan’s Moon was last seen running at Aqueduct back in 2012 vs. Vyjack, he lands in the barn of Peter Eurton and gets Bejarano. 2-4-6-8

Race 5

The very sneaky Quinn Howey brings in No. 3 To B a Noitted first off the claim, be aware. No. 5 Pursuitofparadise is in top form looking for her third straight win. 3-5

Double

4th 2-4-6-8

5th 3-5

Race 6

No. 1 Dyna Star gets off the grass, back to a sprint and back on dirt, Elvis will have her flying late. No. 4 Tension is a first time starter for Baffert and his go to ride Martin Garcia gets the call, he she has a fast last work. The hot riding Kayla Stra gets on first time starter No. 7 Casual Observer for a trainer who can pop with a first timer, this filly has been working here since back in August and looks ready for a big run today. 1-4-7

Race 7

Maldanado gets back on No. 4 Unforgettable U who he rode when she broke her maiden here at first asking at .80 cents on the dollar. No. 5 Sweet Marini is very consistent and the filly to beat. No. 8 Lotta Attitude gets off the grass and will gets the perfect trip from this post. 4-5-8

Race 8

No. 4 Go Goldie Go looks very live in here at first asking for trainer Jeff Mullins. No. 7 Aperfectdaytofly ran good with $50k maidens back at Santa Anita, the drop to this level will send him off as the big chalk. 4-7

Pick four

5th 3-5

6th 1-4-7

7th 4-5-8

8th 4-7

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 6 Missy Marini is the speed and looks odds on. No. 4 Kandra gets back to a sprint and will try and run them down. 4-6

Race 2

No. 1 Marynetta is the speed on the rail for the high percentage trainer Andy Mathis first off the claim. No. 4 Blue Blizzard is her stablemate and will try and run her down late, they look one two. 1-4

Double 

1st 4-6

2nd 1-4

Race 3

No. 3 Happybirthdaybaby has won 7 of her 10 starts here with two seconds, she will once again try and hold off No. 6 Power of Ten. 3-6

Race 4

No. 1 Exotic Slew is on a win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 5 I’m No.  Gray is the only speed in the race and will be very hard to run down with Hernandez riding. 1-5

Race 5

No. 1 Italian Warrior is in from Emerald Downs and may like it here. No. 5 Illumination Road is the stablemate of the Italian Warrior, he had a race over the track and now drops in with maiden claimers for the first time. No. 8 Lucky Tomorrow is a first time starter out of the dam Toomanytomorrows who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters and gets Baze riding for John Martin. 1-5-8

Exacta box 1-5-8

Race 6

No. 4 Bev’s Finale will sit chilly off a real hot early pace and try and pounce turning for home as will No. 5 Square Jimmer and No. 6 Sooo Major. 4-5-6

Race 7

No. 4 Stephanie Brody is a first time starter for trainer Miyadi, she is out of the dam Cabaletta who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 8 Comeonlikeadream drops into an action spot and has a bullet work. No. 9 Act Naturally is the stablemate of Steph and she drops trying to cash. 4-8-9

Pick four

4th 1-5

5th 1-5-8

6th 4-5-6

7th 4-8-9

CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS.

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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